Here is a simple way for students to be accountable for their forgotten homework. IF a student doesn't have work to turn in, they take a post-it, fill out date, reason for not having homework and they stick it in their planner for a parent to sign and return. Teachers then stick the note inside student's individual file for a record of homework.
To print: Print template first, stick post-its on it, then feed it into your printer. BE SURE you know which way your printer feeds so that it will not cause a jam. (I place my paper upside down with the top feeding first in my paper tray).